The world has become a global village due to the advancements in twenty first century. The development in technology, the vast communication networks, and innovation in transportation have changed the whole face of the globe where every sphere of life is affected by such a progress. But here people are connected more easily and are facilitated by advances of the modern world, the gap between the global north and south is increasing with every progress. The internal and civil unrest as well as international conflicts have dragged back the economies of many countries. The pursuit of quality education has become a difficult task for the students in the developing countries due to the prevailing poor economic conditions. Therefore, most of the students in the developing world tend to find free educational institutions abroad in order to get good higher education.
Europe has been a captivating place for the students who look for free university education abroad. The European countries have made fascinating decisions about the education in their countries including those who have made education free for all. There are many universities in Europe that are offering free education and some of them are as under.
Norway has made its universities free of tuition fee for all the students irrespective of their nationalities. There are many free universities in Norway e.g. The University of Oslo, University of Stavanger, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), University of Bergen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), University of Tromso (UiT), Norwegian Business School, University of Agder (UiA). There are some private schools that are also offering free education e.g. Norwegian School of Information Technology (NITH) and Queen Maud University College.
Germany is another European country that came into limelight when it abolished the tuition fee from its universities for the international students too. Germany has some of the best universities in Europe with the good technical and research facilities available. Some of the top German universities are Freie Universitat Berlin, Technische Universitat Berlin, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin and Technical University, Munich.
Though there is currently no free university in Sweden but it offers quite rewarding scholarship programs for international students where a large number of universities offer tuition free education via various scholarships. In addition, there is no tuition fee for the international students applying for a PhD degree program in Sweden. Top tuition free universities in Sweden are Halmstad University, Stockholm University, Lund University, Uppsala University, Jonkoping University and Stockholm School of Economics.
Furthermore, Finland is also one of the European countries which are providing tuition free education to all including the international students. The names of the tuition free Finnish educational institutions are National Defence University, Hanken School of Economics, Aalto University, Lappeenranta University of Technology, University of Helsinki, University of Oulu, University of Lapland, University of Eastern Finland, University of Jyvaskyla, Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, University Of Vaasa, Tampere University of Technology, Centria University of Applied Sciences and many more.
Austrian Universities do not charge any fee from the EU students and the students from the developing or underdeveloped countries. Tuition fee for most of the African countries’ students is also free. University of Graz, University of Vienna and Leopold-Franzens-Universitat Innsbruck are few of the top Austrian universities for the international students.